Global Village Action Menu
Global Pandemic Crisis
1st April 2020
Our world is currently held under a devastating deadly Coronavirus pandemic that has no borders. It infects all of humanity young and old, rich and poor alike, no one is immune. The world and it's systems; economic, health, welfare, industrial, commercial etc. are all being shaken. A global emergency has ensued affecting every individual, wherever they are.
The Sub-Saharan continent of Africa, including Ghana, whilst currently less affected than the Northern Hemisphere countries, is now experiencing lockdown measures to help combat it's spread. As at 29th March 2020 Ghana had 152 confirmed cases of which 5 have died.
The Ghana Street Children, including young indigent adults and the Street Girls , who live, work and sleep on the streets of Accra and other towns and cities, are facing a serious challenge to their current way of life. It will undoubtedly impact how they can continue to trade without having close contact, yet avoid being infected by this deadly virus. Many will have no alternative but to take the risk, as social distancing is just not feasible to achieve the neccesary trading contact in order to make a sufficient income to survive.
NO place of refuge to isolate to or anyone to help. NO clean running water, soap or handwash sanitizer to comply with (WHO) recommendations. A sense of fear, panic, and self preservation will undoubtedly be their prevailing thought.
A DESPERATE SITUATION.
What can they do? Where can they go? Who will help them to survive? What will the consequences be? Many will be infected and die. no hospital bed and ventilator. What a tragedy for many of these young live. How can we together help to alleviate the situation?
NOW is the time to construct a solution. We TOGETHER as a global community of individuals, corporate businesses, professions and governments can make a significant difference to their survival by creating places of refuge and shelter, whether temporary or permanent, not only in response to this current Coronavirus crisis but as a change and an improved way of street existence; a new way of street living, trading and survival.
Please donate now by pressing the paypal button:
Give as little as £1/$1 or as much as possible to make a difference. Either as a one off donation or a monthly commitment, either will be greatly appreciated.
Cyril Pitcher, Chair of trustee board
WORLD HEALTH ORGANISATION (WHO) PERSONAL HEALTH HYGIENE
RECOMMENDATIONS TO COMBAT COVID-19 VIRUS